So, my little project finally came together!
A morning in late September was full of forest views, lace, flowers, lovely humans and an amazing camera! :p The aim? To have fun, create something beautiful and work with talented people. And wow, we certainly did that!
To say I was excited about this shoot is an under statement! I love the colour changes that Autumn brings and also the cosy nights in and crispy leaves! The flower markets have lots of delicious florals on offer too!!
It all started with the shoot prep. Coming up the tree-lined path to The Glade at The Forestry Centre in Rosliston. It’s a forest hideaway, a perfect blank canvas to have the perfect, unique wedding day. Cute ceremony gazebo. Check. Great size Marquee a stones throw away. Check. Stage. Check. Forest. Check. If you love the outdoors and the festival feel, this venue is a winner!
Feeling like we were about to go on stage, I was having my hair done by the very talented Lauren at The Beehive. The theme I decided on was Boho. The result was a gorgeous natural look with plaited detailing. Perfect!
My makeup was done at the same time by lovely Louise and help from Laura (a couple of nights before). After an evening of colour testing and makeup shenanigans, the look was decided! The dark lip colour in particular, I felt, really brought the colours to life.
With the hair and makeup looking lush, it was time to get the dress on! Thanks to the lovely Alison from Alison Evans, I was able to wear a gorgeous floral sleeved number, with lace and champagne tones, back detail to die for, a total beauty! I felt a million dollars and wasn’t even getting hitched haha!
For the florals, I wanted to create a moody look with lots of texture reflecting the time of year. I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the gorgeous ‘Red Eye’ roses and heavenly Hydrangea. I also used Scabiosa pods, Amaranthus, Cotinus, Populus Eucalyptus. In addition to the hand tied posy and other designs, I decided to go bold and create a flower headdress. These have become very popular with brides, from statement pieces to smaller, delicate styles. It was definitely a show piece! I thought it really brought all the flowers and colours together.
As for the photos….I wanted Karolina on board as soon as I decided to do this shoot. Her warm personality and talent was a pleasure to work with. Gorgeous results, I think you’ll agree!
I now have ‘the bug’ and already planning future shoots.
Until next time… Hayley x
Photographs – Karolina Kulpa Photography Lichfield
Venue – Weddings at The Glade, Rosliston
Dress- Alison Evans Bridalwear, Swadlincote
Flowers/ Model – Hayley, The Blossom Branch Florist, Burton on Trent
Hair – Lauren, The Beehive Bridal Hair, Burton on Trent
Makeup – Louise Smith/ Laura Brown